Getting swept by the Braves was the last straw.
According to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, the Marlins fired manager Mike Redmond and bench coach Rob Leary following Sunday’s 6-0 loss to Atlanta — a game in which the Fish nearly got no-hit.
A new manager will be announced Monday morning.
Miami improved its win total from 62 in 2013 to 77 in 2014 under Redmond’s guidance, but that bump paved the way for overly optimistic expectations heading into 2015. And the Braves’ three-game weekend sweep of the Marlins capped off a run of 10 losses in 14 games for Redmond’s now-former team.
Redmond joins a long list of big-name managers aggressively canned by Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria. That list includes but is not limited to Joe Girardi, Ozzie Guillen, Fredi Gonzalez, and Edwin Rodriguez.
Miami is currently six games back of first place in the NL East with a record of 16-22.
There’s some history developing in Miami …
Braves right-hander Shelby Miller has allowed just one walk and no hits through seven innings against the Marlins and he’ll carry a pitch count of just 73 into the bottom of the eighth inning.
Atlanta has a 6-0 lead.
We’ll provide updates as he tries to finish this off.
EIGHTH INNING: Miller got flyouts from Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich, and then Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons made a nice play on a soft grounder from Ichiro Suzuki for the third out of the eighth inning. Miller will carry a no-hitter into the ninth. And he’s thrown only 80 pitches. This may happen.
NINTH INNING: Miller induced an easy groundout from Adeiny Hechavarria for the first out of the ninth. And then an easy flyout to center field from Jhonatan Solano for the second out of the ninth. But, look at that, pitch-hitter Justin Bour ended the fun with a hard single up the middle with just one out to go.
Back to your regularly-scheduled programming.
Frightening scene just now at the Mets’ Citi Field.
Brewers leadoff man Carlos Gomez was pulled from Sunday’s game after taking a Noah Syndergaard pitch off the ear flap on his helmet. The pitch was clocked at 97 mph and Gomez was down on the ground for a few minutes before heading off with a trainer. He appeared to be making a case that he could stay in the game, but new Brewers manager Craig Counsell obviously wasn’t gonna have it.
Gomez will presumably undergo concussion tests.
Gerardo Parra replaced him on the bases and in center field. Gomez missed three weeks earlier this season with a right hamstring strain.
UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. ET: Good news from the Brewers’ clubhouse after the game …
As announced Sunday on the official Twitter account of the Texas Rangers …
Detwiler began reporting discomfort in his throwing shoulder after his start Thursday against the Royals. He took a loss in that one and stands 0-5 on the season with a brutal 6.95 ERA and 1.87 WHIP through 33 2/3 innings. The 29-year-old southpaw had a strong 3.82 ERA in 471 innings with the Nationals before the offseason trade that sent him to Arlington, Texas for infielder Chris Bostick and right-hander Abel de los Santos. Detwiler is pulling in a $3.45 million salary this season in his final year of arbitration eligibility.
Mets third baseman David Wright landed on the 15-day disabled list in mid-April after suffering a right hamstring strain on a stolen base attempt and then he suffered a minor back injury while rehabbing that hamstring strain. But the 32-year-old is now finally trending in a positive direction …
Mets manager Terry Collins told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York on Sunday morning that Wright feels well enough to resume baseball activities at the club’s spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. It’ll start with a light workout Monday and go from there.
Wright hasn’t done any baseball activity for at least 10 days and he’ll eventually have to head out on a minor league rehab assignment to get his timing right at the plate, so it’s going to be a while before he makes it all the way back to the majors. Eric Campbell and Daniel Murphy have been filling in at the hot corner.
Wright was batting .333/.371/.424 with a homer and four RBI in eight games before these injuries.